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Sometimes Ministry Happens at Home

May 5, 2014 8:00 AM

I wasn't ready for it. After all, she's only just turned 8. And what 8-year-old do you know who's called an after-dinner meeting to tell you gently but categorically that "it's just not working anymore"? That she "can't stand...

When Family Pressures Threaten Your Ministry

February 10, 2014 8:00 AM

“Does your family demonstrate a spirit of peace?” I heard the preacher say. “No!” I yelled inside myself. Little did anyone know, our family was in a state of crisis. Our oldest son’s behavior was getting worse every day;...

A Challenge to Children’s Ministry, Part 1

November 8, 2012 9:57 AM

On a recent visit to a new church, my oldest son brought home one of those sheets with Bible verses and talking points. I looked it over as we drove and read aloud the big, bold print. “You can...


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